A Kaleidescope of Butterflies

A Kaleidescope of Butterflies

Did you know that a group of butterflies may be properly called a kaleidescope? Such a pretty and fitting description of the flashing colors and fleeting glimpses. Just like in real life, with real butterflies, if you blink — they’re gone! In this custom snow globe, a single metal butterfly rests delicately on a flower … Continue reading

Dancing Disco Baby

Dancing Disco Baby

Don’t raise your eyebrows at me in mock surprise! I was just as shocked as you were to see this “blast from the past” Disco Baby take shape. The pieces kept appearing mysteriously on the workbench. “Come on,” the voices chided. “Break all the rules. You can do it.” It started with half an ornament … Continue reading

Renegade Airship

Renegade Airship

Arrrr, it’s the pirate’s life for me! When one is in the mood to be dastardly, not just any ship will do. The Renegade is just that: a lone wolf gone off to seek fortune and adventure where it might be found.   When shaken, the ship disappears into the clouds.   Mixed media sculpture, … Continue reading

Earthbound

Earthbound

Sometimes you hear a familiar word which strikes you in an unfamiliar way. Today’s word is “Earthbound.” We are bound to the earth by gravity, by necessity, by our history as humans. So far, somewhere between 500 and 600 individual people from nearly 40 countries have escaped the earth for a small period of time. … Continue reading

Gear Up

Gear Up

But … what does it do? A simple machine, or a curious invention, with interlocking gears as the focal point. This tiny sculpture features an assortment of hardware including gears, propellers, chain, coils and assorted devices, bathed in a glittering shower of coppery metallic dust when the globe is shaken.  Is it finished, or a … Continue reading

I Climb the Walrus (Koo Koo Ka Choo)

I Climb the Walrus (Koo Koo Ka Choo)

Don’t ask me to explain it, if you haven’t heard of “Alternative Lyric Syndrome” … well, that’s because I just made it up. You hear a song you’ve heard before and Ba-Zing, you hear it differently this time. Which is why my tired brain suggested that John was really saying “I climb the walrus.”  This … Continue reading